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Legislator pushes on expat towns, facilities

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 7: Member of the Parliamentary Finance and Economic Affairs Committee Hamoud Al-Hamdan affirmed the essence of establishing workers cities to accommodate over 200,000 people. He added the cities should be built in the outskirts while making provision for all services such as security, health facilities and commercial …

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MoI’s response tied to deportation decision of expat preachers

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 5: The decision to deport a number of expatriate preachers of Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs for security reasons was based on a response from Ministry of Interior, which included non-renewal of residence permits, reports Al-Qabas daily quoting parliamentary sources. They revealed that Ministry of Awqaf …

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22-yr-old Kuwaiti held for robbing expats

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 28: A Kuwaiti citizen born in 1993 was arrested for waylaying expatriates and robbing them of their possessions, reports Al-Seyassah daily. According to security sources, two Egyptian expatriates had reported that the driver of a Japanese-made vehicle robbed them of KD 1,800, two mobile phones and 1,500 …

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Kuwait will need over 2 million workers in govt, private sectors from 2016 and 2020

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 27: Kuwait will require about 524,000 employees in the government sector and 1.6 million employees in the private sector during the period between the years 2016 and 2020, as per the second developmental plan. It indicated an expected increase of national manpower in the private sector by …

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‘Terminate contracts of redundant workers’ – Start identifying number of expat employees, some ministries told

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 27: The Cabinet has instructed a number of ministries and government authorities, particularly Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs, Ministry of Interior and Ministry of Education, to start identifying the number of expatriate personnel and terminating the contracts of redundant and replaceable employees, and to form a …

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‘Likely raise in visa fees not meant to chase away expats’

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 26: The proposed increment for visa or residence permit fees is reasonable and it is not aimed at oppressing or chasing away expatriates, reports Al-Anba daily quoting Director General of Immigration and Passports Department Major General Talal Marafei. In a press statement, Marafei denied the allegation that …

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Barring public health services will hurt expatriates most – ‘Taxing income unfair, harsh’

In this week’s Arab Times online poll, readers responded to which measures would be most hurtful to the expatriate community in Kuwait, with the majority perceiving that barring public health services would affect them the most. While the World Health Organization states that Kuwait has one of the most modern …

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On residence, sponsorship…wedding halls – Expats half too many

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 11: “Kuwait has the capacity to accommodate only half of 3.2 million expatriates currently residing here – around 1.5 million -which suit the population structure of the country, says Assistant Undersecretary for Citizenship, Residency and Passports Affairs in the Interior Ministry Major General Sheikh Mazen Al-Jarrah. In …

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Replace expats with Kuwaitis in all public and private sectors – ‘Our turn to continue journey’

According to the Arab Times “the Interior Ministry has conducted an extensive study on replacing expatriate employees with citizens (Kuwaitization) in some of its departments, especially in traffic and immigration departments, for security reasons, says an official source from the ministry. According to the source, the Kuwaitization move came after …

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Bid to ‘privatize’ expat health hit – Budget ‘burden’

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 8: Medical practitioners have rejected the proposal of the Economics Committee in the Supreme Council for Planning and Development to lift the health insurance subsidy granted to expatriates, cancel their privilege to undergo treatment in State hospitals and clinics, and refer them to private hospitals. The proposal …

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